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El Salvadoran Woman Jailed for Abortion: “I Lost my Youth, my Family”.

Kenia was 17 years old when she suffered a fall that caused her to lose her pregnancy. In El Salvador, where abortion is illegal...

Restoration Of Infamous Costa Rica Island Prison Continues

The island prison of San Lucas was so notorious that even the most hardened criminals would weep when they learned that was where they...

Costa Rica sets up Voting Booths in 19 Prisons

Over 8000 prisoners are registered to vote in the upcoming National elections including the choosing of a new President on Sunday February 6. Election...

Colombia’s forgotten Alcatraz: the island prison of Gorgona

At the end of October, a presidential candidate stirred up old memories when proposing to send corrupt politicians to Colombia's notorious former island prison...

Hidden Passageway Found at Costa Rica’s San Lucas National Park

There has been an exciting new discovery made at the former prison and now a National Park. INCOP found during renovations, at a cell...

Nicaragua paroles 8,000 convicts to clear prisons

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaragua has released more than 8,000 convicts to parole and sent 94 foreigners to finish sentences in their home countries since 2014, easing overcrowding in prisons, the government said Monday.

At least 52 dead in Mexico prison riot

Officials said the fight erupted following a dispute between leaders of two rival groups, including one led by a member of the Zetas drug cartel. The 60-year-old penitentiary houses 3,800 inmates, twice its capacity.

Costa Rica’s justice minister: ‘We are not releasing inmates’

Costa Rica’s Justice Minister Cecilia Sánchez Romero was forced this week to defend before the Legislative Assembly the partial release of hundreds of inmates to reduce overcrowding. The program has sparked criticism from various sectors, including the Public Security Ministry.

16 killed in Guatemala prison fight, official says

More than 6,000 people are murdered a year in Guatemala, mainly at the hands of gangs engaged in contract killings, extortion and drug trafficking.

Few rules govern treatment of transgender prisoners in Costa Rica

There are few set criteria governing how transgender inmates should be handled by Costa Rican prisons. Many men who identify as women are sent to men's prisons.

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